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  • KayJay 21 Apr 2013 09:56:46 5,290 posts
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    [link url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22213219]The mysterious powers of Microsoft Excel
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    An interesting article about Excel and the power it has over us. :)

    /loves excel
    /hates excel

    Edited by KayJay at 09:57:55 21-04-2013
  • Jono62 22 Apr 2013 19:42:38 14,352 posts
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/is-this-the-worst-first-day-in-history-rookie-news-anchor-aj-clemente-sacked-after-first-words-on-air-are-f-s-8582622.html
  • sirtacos 24 Apr 2013 05:41:23 7,378 posts
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    .

    Edited by sirtacos at 09:35:35 24-04-2013
  • senso-ji 24 Apr 2013 11:16:51 6,041 posts
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    Some happy news: UK now a more peaceful country

    Edited by senso-ji at 11:17:42 24-04-2013
  • glaeken 24 Apr 2013 11:19:05 11,265 posts
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    Just avoid Lewisham. Something fairly easy to do unless you happen to be unfortunate enough to live there.
  • mcmothercruncher 25 Apr 2013 10:13:22 7,802 posts
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    If we can prosecute a man for selling fake bomb detectors, how are homeopaths still in business?

    Great point.
  • ResidentKnievel 25 Apr 2013 12:47:45 6,289 posts
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    Okey Dokey

    [code]Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Unlike yourself, I don't have a weird obsession with any platform.[/code]

  • DFawkes 25 Apr 2013 13:02:31 24,046 posts
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    She's a Time Lord! Or they are Time Lords. Not sure how to put it. I suppose they can't both be Time Lords, or they'd need 2 hearts each. So probably not then.

    If they have a stomach each but one digestive system below that, they'll have to be careful not to get to full when out for a meal, surely? Plus if one gets really full, but the other has nothing, will she still feel hungry? Their body is getting fed, but ones stomach can still be empty. Do they just both eat half a meal, or alternate eating, or just both eat fully because the increased number of internal organs requires more fuel anyway so her metabolism is fast?

    Guess I'll have to watch that show they're in to see.

    Edited by DFawkes at 13:02:54 25-04-2013

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • glaeken 25 Apr 2013 13:17:14 11,265 posts
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    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    If we can prosecute a man for selling fake bomb detectors, how are homeopaths still in business?

    Great point.
    It's very difficult to prosecute bogus magical claims when a large part of society believe in something as equally without proof and we even respect people’s rights to believe in such things. When you actually think it about it I always find it strange how we draw the line between what are considered stupid beliefs and legitimate beliefs.
  • Psychotext 25 Apr 2013 14:27:41 55,032 posts
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    So what if he truly believed the items he was selling worked? Not fraud then, it's "belief".

    What a pile of wank.
  • LeoliansBro 25 Apr 2013 14:28:34 44,954 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    Just avoid Lewisham. Something fairly easy to do unless you happen to be unfortunate enough to live there.
    Excuse me?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • cubbymoore 25 Apr 2013 14:30:01 36,504 posts
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    ResidentKnievel wrote:
    Okey Dokey
    The main question is:

    Is that a woman with two heads, or two women with one body?

    I'm going to say the former.
  • imamazed 25 Apr 2013 14:37:00 5,953 posts
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    The one on the left is fitter
  • kinky_mong 25 Apr 2013 14:37:10 10,860 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    glaeken wrote:
    Just avoid Lewisham. Something fairly easy to do unless you happen to be unfortunate enough to live there.
    Excuse me?
    glaeken was giving very sound advice there. Every one should heed it.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • glaeken 25 Apr 2013 14:44:02 11,265 posts
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    Indeed. By all means go ahead and list the pro points for Lewisham though if you want to make a rebuttal :)

    I was not just randomly picking on Lewisham by the way. That survey says it's the worst place in the UK for violent crime.

    Edited by glaeken at 14:47:54 25-04-2013
  • mcmothercruncher 25 Apr 2013 15:03:40 7,802 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    If we can prosecute a man for selling fake bomb detectors, how are homeopaths still in business?

    Great point.
    It's very difficult to prosecute bogus magical claims when a large part of society believe in something as equally without proof and we even respect people’s rights to believe in such things. When you actually think it about it I always find it strange how we draw the line between what are considered stupid beliefs and legitimate beliefs.
    Um, you test treatments for efficacy. It's not remotely difficult to prosecute bogus medical treatments. The point is that that isn't happening. Indeed the NHS spends four million quid on it yearly, which is a national scandal. Imagine if four million pounds were spent on hopping-on-one-leg-treatments annually...
  • localnotail 25 Apr 2013 15:03:40 23,093 posts
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    Morbid curiosity needs more detail

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • glaeken 25 Apr 2013 15:22:53 11,265 posts
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    @mcmothercruncher It sounds like it would be pretty costly to me. Some of these bogus treatments may even work due to the placebo effect. I don't see it as that easy at all. How would you deal with something like reiki? It's clearly bollocks and all in the mind but how do you prove that? It's tricky to prove a negative.

    Certainly if it's a matter of alternative belief rather than a whacky device you are going to run into the issue of how do you say one peice of supernatural hokum is less valid than another?
  • mcmothercruncher 25 Apr 2013 18:48:50 7,802 posts
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    First paragraph: empirically test it. If (when) it's proven to be shite, stop spending public money on it.

    Second paragraph: they're all as invalid as each other if they don't provide positive, repeatable results.

    / vibrates glaeken's core to promote wellness and clear thinking ;)
  • X201 25 Apr 2013 19:04:23 15,734 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    How would you deal with something like reiki? It's clearly bollocks and all in the mind but how do you prove that? It's tricky to prove a negative.

    Easy. You get one reiki practitioner to prescribe the course of treatment for all the patients in the test.

    A second reiki practitioner is then given the prescriptions for half of the patients and carries out the procedure.
    The reiki practitioner is also given bogus prescriptions for the other half of the patients to massage incorrect chakra points that will have no effect on the illness being treated.

    If reiki works only half the patients will get better.
    If it doesn't, none of the patients will get better.
    If all of the patients get better, then they just needed a good massage without the reiki mysticism attached.
  • mcmothercruncher 29 Apr 2013 22:25:39 7,802 posts
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    Ed Balls.
  • chopsen 29 Apr 2013 22:38:09 16,289 posts
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    Edd Balls wrote:
    Ed Balls.
  • mcmothercruncher 30 Apr 2013 07:39:00 7,802 posts
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    Ed Balls wrote:
    Edd Balls wrote:
    Ed Balls.
    Edited by mcmothercruncher at 07:39:51 30-04-2013
  • Mr-Brett 30 Apr 2013 12:46:08 12,889 posts
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    Pennsylvania judge sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling teens to prisons

    Warning my cause despair in humanity.

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • Tom_Servo 30 Apr 2013 12:53:52 18,082 posts
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    US Army veteran possibly found in Vietnamese village 44 years after being shot down

    Unclaimed, a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Michael Jorgenson, claims that a frail, elderly man, found in a remote south Vietnam village unable to remember the English language, his date of birth or even the names of his wife and two children, may be Sgt John Hartley Robertson – a former Green Beret shot down in 1968.
  • Bremenacht 30 Apr 2013 13:17:24 19,648 posts
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    Joao Havelange, ex-Fifa president, resigns over bribes.

    One down. Many more to go.
  • ronuds 30 Apr 2013 14:33:35 21,788 posts
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    Applications to be the first people to move to Mars are now being accepted!

    Blurb:
    The Mars One project is now accepting video applications from members of the public who wish to leave Earth, never to return, and be among the first people to start life on another planet.
  • X201 30 Apr 2013 14:47:42 15,734 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    Joao Havelange, ex-Fifa president, resigns over bribes.

    One down. Many more to go.
    Blatter cleared of charges. Surprise surprise.

    http://www.playthegame.org/news/detailed/blatter-cleared-by-fifa-isl-examination-5592.html
  • Dirtbox 30 Apr 2013 15:25:55 79,172 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22344054

    6 admit to planning bombing of EDL rally.

    Great thinking lads, that's a great way to show them that Muslims aren't the murderous fanatics that the EDL believe they are. You stupid fucking cunts.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • Bremenacht 30 Apr 2013 15:32:29 19,648 posts
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    I can imagine Chris Morris slapping himself in disbelief.
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